Christmas Tag Class

Recently, I was thrilled to be asked to donate a Christmas Tag Class to a local auction. Talk about a fun class to design. I was like a little kid in a candy store!

The new Holiday Catalog was not yet available to order from, so I designed this class with some of the AMAZING Christmas items in the Annual Catalog.

Each guest will create 20 gift tags that will be presented in this adorable plastic mason jar from I’m crazy for that ribbon and those tiny boxwood wreaths! They literally made me squeal the first time I saw them.

And this reindeer? Too cute!

Don’t you just love the shape of the pretty label punch? Gorgeous!

To display the tags, I placed a piece of DSP, scored into a triangle, in the center of the jar and taped the linen thread ties to the inside of the triangle. (I got that idea from a jar of tags I bought at Target last year. Brilliant!)

The DSP insert really helps all the tags to show nicely and this project would be perfect for gift giving.

There are five tag designs all together and class members will create four of each.

In the excitement of the new Holiday Catalog, don’t forget that Stampin’ Up! has a large collection of gorgeous Christmas designs to choose from in the Annual Catalog.

Maybe some of these sets are already in your own collection. Which one is your favorite? (Complete supply list below.)

Happy stampin’ friends!




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Easy, Last Minute Valentine Boxes


Hi, friends! How are you today?

Do you need an easy, last minute Valentine Day gift? If the answer is yes, these sweet little boxes, created with the envelope punch board, are just for you!

My good friend and fellow demonstrator, Jessica Walker, taught me how to make these last year, and I’ve been making them ever since.


Created with a six by six piece of paper and perfect for holding a few piece of chocolate, these little boxes are ready in no time!

For step by step directions on how to make them, click here.

Thanks for stopping by today- I love sharing ideas with you. Have you been inspired to create something you’ve seen here at Stampin’ 365? Leave me a comment- I would LOVE to hear form you!

Happy stampin’ friend!




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Fun With Tassels~Artisan Blog Hop


Hello friends, and welcome to another Artisan Design team blog hop! We are 20 designers from around the world who just love sharing ideas for some of the incredible things you can make using Stampin’ up! products. For this week, I am sharing an alternative idea for the adorable red tassels fro the Tin of Tags Project Kit.

Recently, I found this gorgeous, fluffy pom pom wreath at the fabric store and I immediately knew it needed to be decked out in Stampin’ Up! I got out my Large Letter and Banners Dies, some red glimmer paper, the new Fancy Frost Specialty paper, and the red tassels and got to work. In no time at all, I had a fun banner to decorate the wreath with.

The final result makes me ready for Christmas to hurry up and get here!


If you celebrate Christmas, have you started making things yet? If so, leave me a comment. I would love to hear about what you have been making!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Just before me on the hop was my friend Marisa and now it’s time to go see what my friend Rachel in France has created for us.

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Happy hoppin’ friends!





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‘Tis the Season~ Artisan Blog Hop

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Hello friends, how are you today? It’s time for another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop! If you’ve been hopping along, you just came from my dear friend Marisa. This is our “open” week so be sure to visit all 20 designers for lots of inspiration.

For this hop, I created little star ornaments with music note DSP and star framelets. Each point is scored to add dimension.

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For the back side, I used a soft paint brush to brush on a thin layer of multipurpose glue and then sprinkled it with gold stampin’ glitter. Not only does it look pretty, but it makes the ornament a little more sturdy, too.

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The clear tiny treat boxes and gold foil doilies are the perfect presentation for these easy little ornaments and I just love they way the gold glitter catches the light.

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Gold 1/8″ ribbon and a gold embossed tag add the final touch for a sweet little gift to give at the holidays.

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So, what did you think? It’s always so much fun to share my ideas with you, and I want to say a huge thank you to all the people who have taken time to comment. It truly makes my day when you do!

Now it’s time to go see what my talented friend Rachel has created to inspire you. I can’t wait!

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Happy hoppin’ friends!



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Christmas In July~ Artisan Blog Hop

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Hello friends, and welcome to another Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop!

This week we have the fun of bringing you Christmas in July with the beautiful “This Christmas” Suite by Stampin’ Up!

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I started out by making a large star ornament out of the music note paper from the This Christmas Designer Series Specialty Paper. This paper is thinner than other designer series paper and absolutely wonderful to work with, and these ornaments are quite simple to make with the star framelits. Simply cut out the star and score the center of each point.

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Next, I decorated a glassein bag with the beautiful new Peace This Christmas stamp set. I fussy cut the boughs and pinecones and added some gold ribbon for the finishing touch. I then created a coordinating card.

This set has the perfect sentiment for the inside of your card, too.

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Stampin’ Up! makes it so easy to create lovely gifts for everyone on your list, and Christmas in July helps you get a jump start on the busy holiday season.

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So, how about you? Do you enjoy getting a head start on your Christmas projects? Have you started anything special yet? Please leave me a comment and let me know- I love hearing from you!

Now it’s time to go see what Rachel has created for you with this beautiful suite. You won’t want to miss it!

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Happy hoppin’ friends!



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Easy DIY Valentine Treat Holders

DIY Valentine Treat Holder

Here’s a super easy, super quick DIY Valentine treat holder. It holds one Hershey’s Nugget.


Start with a 2″ x 7″ piece of designer paper.

Score at 4″ and 3″.

Punch both ends with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch.

Wrap a Hershey’s Nugget in coordinating paper.

Add the chocolate and tie the ends together with a bow.

Stamp and punch out the heart and add heart with a dimensional.


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I don’t know about you, but I often need last minute ideas, and this one is perfect! It can easily be adapted to any holiday or event.

Now I’m off to clean up the “craftermath” of spending the last few days making project after project. Stay tuned for my stamp of the month club on Monday and one more Valentine project tomorrow. Also, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. I love hearing from you!

Happy stampin’ friends!



A Pink Shabby Chic Christmas Card

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Recently, I had the amazing privilege of being invited to a tea party in honor of my mother’s 50 years of friendship with her best friend. It was heavenly. I wanted to create a very special thank you for the hostess, who loves all things pink and shabby chic.

I started with the fabulous music DSP and created this rose:

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I then made a pinkalicious background, added lots of layers of paper and roughed up the edges with my fingernail and sprinkled it with dazzling diamonds glitter.

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Or course, I couldn’t forget to make the inside pretty, too:

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A few sparkly snowflakes, doily, and a vintage style bow added more detail. This was my first attempt at a shabby chic card, and I really enjoyed it.

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So, what do you think? Leave me a comment and let me know your reaction to my first attempt with a pink shabby chic Christmas card and have a wonderful Christmas Eve!

Happy stampin’ friends!


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Wrapping Gifts With DSP

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Happy Monday!

Several weeks ago, I found myself needing to wrap a Christmas gift, but I had not purchased any bows yet and I was house bound with our two year old who was recovering from surgery. What to do?!?

As I pondered this question, I realized I had everything I needed in my craft room. I cut DSP into quarter inch strips, curled them with my bone folder, and stapled them in the middle with my stapler.

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I then used my gift box punch board and a 12 x 12 piece of DSP to create the box, added a strip of Coordinating DSP and the curly bow on top, and I was finished. DSP to the rescue!

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I don’t know about you, but I always have unused DSP in my craft room, and a reusable gift box and matching curly bow seems like a great way to share it with others instead of hoarding it for myself! (Am I the only one with that problem?)

“…but the righteous gives and does not hold back.” Proverbs 21:26

This giving season, I wish you much love, peace and happiness. Merry Christmas and thanks for stopping by.

Happy stampin’ friends!


Jingle Treats

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Happy Monday, friends!

Here is a sweet little treat we made at a recent Christmas Workshop I did using the Jingle All The Way Bundle by Stampin’ Up!

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A great way to use up little scraps of paper, these treats go together easily, with real jingle bells adding the perfect touch.

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These would be a perfect treat for teachers, neighbors, coworkers, grandkids, or whoever else needs a cute little goodie to cheer them up.

Who do you like to give treats to during the holidays? Leave me a comment, I’d love to know!

Happy stampin’ friends!